Corporate governance refers to the policies and procedures according to which an organization is operated, regulated and controlled. These processes are designed to protect the diverse interests of the organization’s stakeholder groups. Effective corporate governance measures are also essential to prevent corporate scandals, fraud, and potential civil and criminal liability.
Corporate Governance for Fraud Prevention describes the principles, functions and essential components of a corporate governance system. It addresses the controversy of CEO duality, the recommended committees any organization should have on its board of directors and how to set the appropriate tone at the top. This course also discusses corporate governance best practices that you can tailor to your organization’s structure and needs since there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
- Strategies for improving corporate governance
- Corporate governance structure and the associated duties
- Elements that are vital to a corporate governance system
- How a top-down focus on personnel in an organization has a strong impact on fraud prevention
This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit ACFE.com/EthicsCPE.
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You Will Learn How To:
- Identify components essential for an effective corporate governance system
- Differentiate respective duties of individuals responsible for the corporate governance structure
- Recognize why effective corporate governance is necessary for an organization and for the economy
- Determine best practices that can be implemented within an organization to improve corporate governance
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: AUDITING
LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 2020
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
Table of Contents:
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: Cost of Fraud and Corruption
- Lesson 3: What Is Corporate Governance?
- Lesson 4: Corporate Governance Functions
- Lesson 5: Importance of Corporate Governance
- Lesson 6: Corporate Governance Guidance and Legislation
- Lesson 7: Fraud Risk Management
- Lesson 8: Board of Directors
- Lesson 9: What Went Wrong at Chesapeake Energy?
- Lesson 10: Board Committees
- Lesson 11: Management
- Lesson 12: Tone at the Top
- Lesson 13: Internal Audit
- Lesson 14: Internal Controls
- Lesson 15: External Audit
- Lesson 16: Whistleblowers and Hotlines
- Lesson 17: Rewarding the Good and Punishing the Bad
- Lesson 18: Technological Considerations
- Lesson 19: Corporate Governance of Social Media
- Lesson 20: Building a Fraud Prevention Culture
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